05/03/2016 3:44PM

Brody's Cause owner will donate purse to college

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Brody's Cause won the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Dennis Albaugh, whose family owns Brody’s Cause, has announced the winner’s share will be donated to the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Foundation if the colt prevails Saturday in the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

“This pledge combines two of my passions, DMACC and horse racing,” Albaugh, a 1972 DMACC graduate, said in a Tuesday media release. “It also offers another opportunity for me to share my successes with the college that started me on my career path many years ago.”

Albaugh continues to live in Iowa, where he has made a fortune in pesticides.

The Derby purse will total more than $2 million, meaning the winner’s share will be in seven figures. The 2015 Derby was worth $1,418,800 to the owners of the winner, American Pharoah.


Alex Saudargas More than 1 year ago
BC & SBN along with MT will cover the Tri behind NQ.
Union_Rags More than 1 year ago
Good move, how much do we really need 2 B happy.
Vick Harris More than 1 year ago
Publicity stunt why don't they ratchet a s s donate sum money now 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The college will get nothing since he will finish 13th.
Chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Another anony doooosh
Olivia Austen More than 1 year ago
That's what GIVING BACK is all about.
Dahorsecapper More than 1 year ago
Very cool ! Good Luck